Soil Conservationists (4) - Nebraska

  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Iowa, USA
  • Sep 15, 2018
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

4 vacancies in the following locations:

Summary

Do you want to work for a premier conservation agency whose mission is to “help people help the land?” The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been working with farmers, ranchers, forest managers, non-governmental organizations, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to create and maintain healthy, productive landscapes. We need people who want to apply their education and experience to help ensure a healthy environment and productive agriculture.

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Responsibilities

Soil Conservationists perform duties which assist in developing and carrying out a coordinated natural resources conservation program tailored to customers' needs and meeting USDA and NRCS requirements. They provide technical assistance to local government bodies, tribal entities, state and Federal agencies, private landowners and the general public in the development, application and maintenance of a coordinated natural resources conservation program.  

  • Works with farmers and other landowners to develop conventional conservation plans addressing resource concerns; provides information concerning Farm Bill and State Conservation Programs; and develops conservation contracts according to the NRCS Conservation Program Contracting Manual.
  • Understands/applies applicable NRCS and Farm Bill programs available to address resources concerns and explains cost-share programs and payment procedures to applicants and contract holders.
  • Conducts regular follow-up on all scheduled practices assigned; develops operation and maintenance agreements for all structural practices planned and contracted; performs annual contract reviews on all assigned contracts to ensure contract schedules are followed and that practices are being maintained according to NRCS standards and specifications.
  • Recommends practices to farmers and ranchers which help control erosion and conserve soil and water.
  • Utilizes computer, web-based programs and technology tools in the documentation and management of conservation plans and technical assistance by the service center.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel up to 20% of the time.

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Job Level

Mid-level,   Senior-level  

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

GS 09 - 11 Salary $50,598 to $79,586 per year